Just what is the truth behind this constantly changing story of Uhuru’s sugar deal with Museveni. When Cord exposed the deal there was heavy denial from Uhuru and co claiming that no such deal was ever signed. Then Uhuru said there was a deal to improve trade and also help Kenya to get sugar from Uganda instead of importing the same from Brazil. Then back and forth denial continued with claims that Uganda does not need a deal to sell sugar to Kenya because they are both members of COMESA.
Museveni jumped in with his usually crappy attitude. Ruto jumped into the mix too to help save his lying boss. Of course Ruto came in with the usual wild accusations against Raila hoping to derail the whole discussion and turn it into a personal vendetta against Raila. That didn’t work either.
Now Jubilee is all over the map. They tried to herd Western M.Ps to go eat some ugali at State House. That backfired. Now Ruto is promising to cut the price of fertilizer for Sugarcane farmers by 50%. Obviously Jubilee has realized they have been exposed and their plan buy votes has turned into a major flop with serious political ramifications across the country. This matter needs to be looked into very seriously and we will do just that.
For now I will just begin the discussion by posting the comments from Kituyi speaking as the head of the UN office dealing with international trade. He has said what we all know by now. Uganda has no sugar to export: